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Town to welcome John Conteh, MBE, as Guest of Honour on Easter Monday

11 April 2022

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Swindon Town Football Club are pleased to announce that former World Light Heavyweight boxing champion John Conteh, will be a special guest in hospitality at the Leyton Orient fixture on Monday 18th April.

The Reds host Leyton Orient at The County Ground in the EFL Sky Bet League Two on Easter Monday - 3pm Kick-Off - and Conteh will be in attendance on the day.
 
He will take part in a special Q&A in the 1879 Suite, where he will tell tales and share stores about his storied career in Boxing, as well as mingling with guests. 
 
Born in Liverpool, Conteh joined the Kirkby Amateur Boxing Club at the age of 10 and won forty six out of fifty fights, while he also won a Gold Medal at the 1970 Commonwealth Games in 1970.
 
He joined the professional ranks in 1971 and went on to win the British, Commonwealth and European Light Heavyweight titles, defeating Jorge Ahumada of Argentina in October 1974 to become Britain's first Light Heavyweight Champion of the World for more than a quarter of a century.
 
Conteh won 34 of 39 professional fights, 24 of them by knockout, with just four losses and, in 2017, he was awarded an MBE for his services to Boxing at the Queen's Birthday Honours.

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